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SMOKED OUT CITY 




Kitty accidently pulls off the tarpaulin of 
a wagon and starts Matt on a search for 
the wagon driver's secret. 



Later, Dodge City is covered with blinding 
smoke as bold outlaws carry off a fantastic 
scheme amid whining bullets. 



THE INTRUDER 




Doc Adams' sleep is disturbed one night by 
a most unusual thief whose interest in liter- 
ature leaves Doc baffled. 



The thief's trail leads Matt Dillon into a 
dangerous cross fire, as he becomes the 
target of a gold-greedy man. 



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THE 




Sheriff Don Brewer of Furnace Creek 
stared at the map pinned to the wall of his 
dingy office. Four towns were circled. From 
each of these a line was drawn across the 
map. At the point where all four lines met 
Brewer had made another circle. 

Turning from the map the lawman spoke 
to Gil Dean, his deputy. "You can see it all 
on the map, Gil." 

Gil pursed his lips. "Four robberies," he 
said, "with close to a hundred thousand 
in loot. And not a clue to go on." 

"That's where you're wrong," said Dan. 
"That map is a clue. Those lines follow the 
direction the thieves were taking when their 
trail vanished. All the lines center here — 
right on the Motrin Spread." 

"You don't suspect Hake Motrin? Why 
he's the richest rancher in these parts." 

"That's what makes me wonder, Gil," 



said the sheriff. "I've checked with his 
bank. He's made some mighty big deposits 
lately. Yet, according to the railroad rec- 
ord he hasn't shipped out more than a few 
hundred cattle in the past year. Makes me 
kind of wonder where all that money comes 
from. I think we'd better check on Mr. Mo- 
trin, Gil." 

If was late that afternoon when they ar- 
rived at the wire fence of the Motrin ranch. 
Suddenly Dan Brewer spotted a sign of 
movement up along the ridge. "Something 
doing up there, Gil," said Dan to his dep- 
uty. "Come on, we'll take o look." 

It proved to be a fence crew. Four men 
and a wagon, with Hake Motrin supervis- 
ing them. They had just finished setting up 
a row of fence posts as Dan Brewer rode 
up. 

When the sheriff explained his errand 
Motrin grinned. "And you suspect us of 
them four robberies? Just where do you 
think we've hidden all that loot?" 

"I don't know," said Brewer. "But I'd 
like to check on your ranch buildings first." 

But a thorough search of the Motrin 
buildings revealed no hiding place. After 
hours of hunting Brewer and his deputy 
left with the laughter of the ranch crew in 
their ears. 

"Sheriff," said Gil. "If that money was 
around we'd have found some trace of it. 
I was looking for a sign of fresh-dug earth, 
but I didn't see a thing." 

"Fresh-dug earth!" Dan Brewer bright- 
ened up suddenly. "I just thought of some- 
thing. Come.on, Gil, let's ridel" 

If was the next day*fhat a posse came 
to round up Hake Motrin and his men. 

"I'll have your job for this," blustered 
Motrin at the sheriff. "Arresting me and 
my men without any kind of evidencel"^ 

"We've got the evidence, all right," 
said Brewer. "We knew it had to be hid- 
den somewhere on this spread, but we 
couldn't find any sign of it. . . . at least not 
fill J remembered about all those fresh-dug 
post-holes along that fence that you and 
your crew were repairing yesterday. When 
we ripped out those fence posts we found- 
all the loot from those robberies. More 
than enough evidence to send you and 
your gang away for the ne'xtten years." 



DDDGE CITY DAYS 

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Later, the. happy barkins of nine newborn 
mjp5 made kelle>"5 heart race with the 
prospect. of future winners,,, 




OON AFTER, SJMPSON LOOKS ON THE SALE... 




MONTHS LATER, KELLER KEECH AND THE FOUR 
OTHER OWNERS OF OUEENIE'S PUPS MET... 

WE'LL EACH PUT FIVE DOLLARS 
IN THE POT.' THE WINNING DOG 
TAKES ALL.' I'VE PICKED ONE 
OF MY FOUR PUPS— AND 
THE WINNER. 




KEECH, DON'T MAKE ME 
LAUGH/ IF YOU REALLY 
BELIEVE THAT, HOW ABOUT 
A SIDE BET BETWEEN US 
FOR FIFTY 



WELL... LET ME 
SEE IN PRIVATE 
HOW THE RUNT'S 
RUNNING TODAY 
AND THEN ULL 



STEALTHILY, KELLEy FOLLOWEC 


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A WHITE-TAILED RASBIT, ALWAYS TOO FLEET 
FOR, THE GRE/HOUND5, WAS RELEASED, AS 
SECONDS LATER THE PUPS WERE SLIPPED... 



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WHAT 
KIND 

BOOK 
5 IT? 




IT TELLS THE SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT OF 
EVERY KIND OF AILMENT A MAN CAN GET HIM- 
SELF/ IT'S WORTH ABOUT THREE DOLLARS 
FOR HOCKING PURPOSES— I KNOW FROM 
EXPERIENCE/ 




BUT HERE'S A LEAD/ WHOEVER "BORROWED" 
THAT BOOK HAD A NEW RIGHT FORELEG 
SHOE ON HIS HORSE/ YOU CAN TELL BECAUSE 
THE OTHER TRACKS ARE WORN, BUT THIS SHOE 
LEFT A SHARP, CLEAN PRINT/ 




I'D SAY ABOUT TEN OR T A TEN-YEAR - 
ELEVEN.' TTHINK HE JUST \ OLD R 
MOVED INTO THESE PARTS.' NO— ITDOE5MT 
SAW HfM A FEW DAYS / SOUND LIKELY/ 

BACK BY A CABIN NEAR / STILL, I'D SETTER 

DRY CREEK/ ^gk RIDE OUT AND 

CHECK/ J 





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1H-I HE'L, CCWVI ABOUND \ YO-YOUMEAN 

FINE ANY MOMENT NOW.' BUT I Dtp THE 
HE WON'T OWE THAT TO ME / RISHT THING 




H-HE CHEATED ME OUT OF THE ONLY MINE 
THAT i FOUND WITH REAL PAYDIRT.' X WENT 
TO THE LAW— BUT IT'LL BE YEARS BEFORE 
THE COURTS MAKE A DECISION.' SO I 
RODE OVER TO ASK HIM FOR A FAIR 
SHAKE-- HE SHOT ME. 




"? ••" I ACCORDING ^ THAT'S RIGHT, 
TO THE LINE I GOT, YOU \ MARSHAL/ 
AND TRENT WERE PARTNERS, YOU SEE 
BUT YOU'RE DOWN AS THE / ONE OF US 
SOLE OWNER OF THIS. S HAD TO STAY 
MINE- 1 r— l ,—-rr AN0 WTCH THE 
fc»— ____-^l i K- ■/■( CLAIM, WHILE THE 
/n . OTHER FILED IT/ 



O TRENT STAYED MARSHAL, YOU'VE A 



AND'YOLI JUST 
HAPPENED TO 
LEAVE H/S NAME 
O^F THE CLAIM 
PAPERS. 



FINE MIND/ YOU COULD 
HAVE WORKED ON THE 
OTHER ifDE.OF THE 
LAW REAL WELL/ 




BUT DIDN'T YOU A SURE/ BUT IT 

HAVE A PARTNERSHIP ) WAS CNLY 
AGREEMENT? r- -"-^ VERBAL! TWO 

s ^ -^ MEN HEARD US MAKE 

■^_^0' /^r/ TME AGRL-EMEHT I-LVK 



YEARS BACK, BUT IT'D TAKE 
A LOT' OF LOOKING TO FIND 
'EM/ TRENT STARTED TRACK- 
ING 'EM DOWN, BUT HE GOT 
IMPATIENT' HE CAME PESTER- 
ING ME AND FORCED MY HAND; 




THAT DOESN'T MATTER.' YOU ADMITTED YOU 
KNEW HE WAS STILL A PART OWNER, WHEN . 
HE CAME HERE/ THAT MEANS, YOU KNEW/ 
HE WASN'T A ikLHAs-iK :-ix L Im:^ .vA:": 
ALSO HIS PROPERTY-" AND YOU'RE UNDER 
ARREST FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER/ J 






A SUDDEN VOLLEY MAKES DUKE SPRAWL FDR 
COVER 



I KNOW YOU'RE BEHIND THE ORE CAR, 
MARSHAL/ YOU'RE NOT GOING ID USE l" 
FOR COVER MUCH LONGER/ 





A WEEK LATER. 



EVEN THOUGH I READ THE 
DOCUMENT ON THE TABLE '" 
TWICE/ IT 5AVS HALF THE 
MINE BELONGS TOME/ 



EVERYTHING'S FINE, DOC, BUT I WISH I HAD 
BEEN A8LE TO CHANGE' TED'S WAY OF THINK- 
ING/ BUT WE CAN'T EXPECT MIRACLES/ HE 
STILL BELIEVES WHAT HIS FATHER TAUGHT 

HIM PEPEND ONLY ON >OURSELF; TRUST 

NO ONE/ 





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Gdnsmoke 




PRAIRIE FIRE ---THE RED SCOURGE OF THE PLAINS/WAS ONE OF THE GREATE5T PAN6ERS OF THE OLD 
WEST STARTED BY LIGHTNING OR A CARELESS CAMP.FlRE, PRAIRIE FIRES OFTEN TRAVELED OVER A 
HUNDRED MILES AND BURNED FOR WEEKS, DRIVING EVERY LIVING CREAlURE FROM THEIR 
BLAZING PATH. 




EVEN STREAMS AND RISERS OFTEN FAILED TO WHEN FANNED BY STRONG WINDS, THE FIRE TRAV- 

STOP A PRAIRIE FIRE. BURNING TUMBLEWEED, ELED FASTER THAN THE SWIFTEST HOR5E, MAKING 

WHIPPED ON BY THE WIND, HELPED THE FIRE ESCAPE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE IN THE WILD GALLOP 

CROSS THE WATER. ACROSS THE FIERY PLAINS. 




One way of preventing or fi&hting prairie 
fires was to make a fire guard around a 
house or town by plowing astrip of earth sev- 
eral yards wide, 



TWICE PRAIRIE FIRES FLAMED INTO DODGE CITY'S 
LIMITS. ONE REACHED AS FAR AS SIXTH AVENUE 
BEFORE WATER-SOAKED 6UNNYSACKS AND BLAN- 
KETS COULD BEAT OUT THE BLAZE. 



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